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Our Top Ten Most Popular Video Streaming Blog Posts 

ICYMI: Our Top Ten Most Popular Video Streaming Blog Posts 

Looking for inspiration for your summer reading? We’re sharing our top ten most popular video streaming blog posts on Haivision.com. From the latest developments of the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol to HEVC encoding and remote production, our best performing posts cover a whole host of video streaming hot topics. 

#1 This Open Source Video Streaming Protocol is Completely Disrupting the Broadcast News Industry

Originally developed by Haivision in 2012, the Secure Reliable Transport protocol for low latency streaming was open sourced in 2017. Read on to find out more about SRT’s open source journey and discover how broadcasters like Al Jazeera and Sky News are using it to accelerate news production.  

#2 The Difference Between Unicast and Multicast

Get the answers to one of the most frequently asked questions about video streaming. This blog post clearly explains the differences between unicast and multicast streaming and outlines their relative merits, helping you to decide which one you should choose based on your needs. 

#3 Protecting Low Latency Video from Packet Loss Over the Internet – ARQ vs FEQ

If you’re looking for a primer on the benefits of ARQ vs FEC when it comes to packet loss recovery, look no further. We’ve got you covered with an overview of the differences between these error correction techniques. As for which method we prefer?  *Spoiler alert* we use both! 

#4  Video Streaming Technology in 2019: Our Experts Share Their Predictions

Well worth a read if you missed it. 5 of the brightest minds in Haivision share their perspectives on what technology developments to expect in 2019. From more 4K UHD content to transitioning to the cloud, blockchain, machine learning and the end of the codec wars, read our experts’ predictions here 

#5  22 Essential Video Streaming Statistics and Trends to Watch in 2019

Did you know that more US households now subscribe to a streaming service (69%) than to traditional pay TV (65%)?  We searched high and low on the internet for most up to date statistics and research available on the changing landscape of the broadcast industry, viewer expectations, video predictions and enterprise streaming, so you don’t have to. Read more. 

#6  Use These 5 Tips to Fire Up Your Next All Hands Meeting

Or 5 ways how to avoid death by PowerPoint!  In this blog post, we share 5 proven best practices to get your employees attention and keep them engaged, ensuring that you get the most out of your all hands meetings.

#7 How Tencent is Helping the NBA to Stream Basketball to Millions in China

We love a good customer success story. This one involves sending high quality video over 10,000 miles from the NBA’s Technical Operations Center in New Jersey to the Tencent broadcast center in Beijing, China. Read the blog post to find out how Haivision technology is powering the best quality viewing experience to online viewers. 

#8 What is an HEVC Encoder and What Does it Do?

A commonly asked question on search engines, this “back to basics” post explains everything you need to know about HEVC, 4K, and when to use a hardware video encoder instead of a software encoder. To understand more about next generation HEVC video encoding, read more here. 

#9 Today’s Alternatives to RTMP for Getting Your Streams to the Internet

An oldie but a goodie – this post highlights some of the shortfalls of using RTMP for contribution streaming and explores alternative methods including TCP, UDP and SRT. 

#10 Esports and the Future of Remote Production: Lessons from Riot Games

Remote production continues to be a hot button in the broadcast industry. In this post we share how Riot Games is pushing the envelope when it comes to remote production workflows for its large-scale League of Legends tournaments. Read more about how Haivision worked closely with Riot Games to make its vision of producing global events “at home” from their Los Angeles studio, a reality. 

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